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Alexander Cruickshank jailed after being caught with 'designer drugs'

A man has been jailed after he was caught with more than £22,000 worth of "designer drugs" in his car.

Alexander Cruickshank, from Dundee, was found with a bag containing Pentedrone with a street value of £20,000 and MEC with a street value of £2,780.

The 55-year-old was arrested following an anonymous tip off that he had drugs in his car in a Dundee street.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of being concerned in the supply of drugs and was jailed for 21 months.

When police caught up with him he passed a carrier bag to the passenger in his vehicle who tried to walk off with it - but she was caught by officers.

'Takes risks'

Fiscal depute Douglas Wiseman told Dundee Sheriff Court: "On route to the police station the accused stated to the officers that the passenger had nothing to do with what had happened and it was just him."

Ross Bennett, defending, said: "He has a number of previous convictions but none are for drugs. They are mostly for road traffic matters."

Sheriff George Way said: "These drugs are not modest packages. If you look at Mr Cruickshank's record he is someone who takes risks.

"He has two previous convictions for driving whilst disqualified - no-one who does that is doing anything other than gambling.

"He knows perfectly well how serious is is to get involved in the supply of drugs. For all we know he could have been couriering drugs for months."

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